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Monday, 27 November 2017

Historical Association talk: Saturday 2 December 2017

First World War Talk

The Essex Branch of the Historical Association will be holding a talk on Saturday, 2 December 2017, at 2.30pm at the Trinity Methodist Church,Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB  entitled: ‘1918 Revisited: How the First World War ended’ by Professor David Stevenson. This talk reassesses the closing months of the First World War. Retracing the road to the armistice of 11 November, it will address two key questions: why did Germany request a ceasefire, and why did America and the European Allies agree to grant one?

Professor David Stevenson is a professor of international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science who has written a number of books  including his latest: 1917:War, Peace, and Revolution (Oxford, 2017).

Visitors and prospective members warmly welcome

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Surplus Book Sale #7. Essex Review

Essex Review (1892-1957) back issues. Withdrawn from sale 1 December 2018

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Essex Industrial Heritage Group. AGM. Saturday 11 November 2017

EIAG Annual Meeting, plus lecture on Railways and Industry – Chelmsford Museum – 11th November, 2:00pm. Free to members, £2.00 for non-members

EIAG: AGM reminder and time confirmation

Time: Saturday 11 November 2017, starting 14.00h.   Note that there had been a time error on the website which has now been corrected.
Place: Chelmsford Museum    Suggestion: get there early to ensure you have a parking space.

Programme:
1.    A short AGM with:
           Reports looking back at the past year and looking forward to the future.
           Election of officers.  The committee is always looking for new members.  We will not twist your arms but if you would like to contribute to the running of EIAG we would appreciate your company. Involvement in the committee is 4 meetings a year along with plenty of email discussion. Involvement is as much as little as you would like to offer but can include planning for the next Industrial Heritage Fair and working on projects.  Those who are interested and would like to discuss prior to the meeting do contact us on the EIAG email, essexiag@gmail.com or arrive early to have a chat with committee members.

2.    The main part of the meeting:    
A lecture by Tony Kirby on Railways and Industry.
This looks very interesting.

Attendance for ESAH/EIAG members is free.  Do bring along your non-member friends for a mere £2 per person.  It should be worth it for the lecture.

We look forward to seeing you at Chelmsford Museum on Saturday 11 November 2017 by 14.00h.

Jane Giffould

Membership secretary